Friday, November 6, 2009

Advice from Lawyers

"Louis Brandeis" by Andy Warhol

There is no great writing, only great rewriting.
-- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
-- Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

In the battle between toddler and laptop computer, the toddler will always win.
-- Carrie Kei Heim

Have a good weekend, everyone, do some good writing, and for heaven's sake keep the kids away from the keyboard...


  1. That first quote kind of depresses me... Rewriting is HARD. But definitely worth it!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. In the battle between toddler and desktop computer, the toddler will also win. I have four 3.5" disks stuck in my the drive right now, and I can't pull them out even with pliers. Plus, my DVD drive no longer opens. Nice.

  3. Right there with you, Simon. You know that clear plastic cover that comes on the top of a spindle of blank DVD-Rs? The one that's the exact size and shape of a CD? My daughter flawlessly inserted it into our Mac's disk drive, and the computer accepted it and loaded t, but would not eject it. It's still in there, but at least the motor finally died so it doesn't make that pathetic trying-to-eject noise anymore...

  4. Why do they LOVE electronics? Oscar is mad for my computer. And I know that if I bought him a toy one he would ignore it.

    Hey, I just saw that you do the show notes for ISBW. VERY COOL!

  5. I want to do some good writing this weekend! I have been having a blast with NaNo.

  6. Awesome quotes! I especially like the last one! Very profound! ;)

  7. In my case, since my daughter is a tween now, it's a battle between my laptop and the cat. ;-)

  8. LOVE those quotes! Especially the toddler one! LOL!!

  9. My toddler definitely always wins. I have and award for you at my Writer's Butt blog.

  10. "Is it okay if we share the computer now?" My four-yr-old.

    And now my laptop mouse no longer works. Maybe if I had read your words of wisdom I would have avoided letting the toddler ever meet the laptop.